Home page of ## Tom Banks |

Position: | Faculty |

Research group: | High Energy Theory |

Email address: | banks@physics.rutgers.edu |

Telephone: | (732) 445-5500 x3731, x2783 secretary, (732) 445-4993 fax |

Office: | Serin E368 |

Mailing address: | Tom Banks NHETC Department of Physics and Astronomy Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 136 Frelinghuysen Road Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 USA |

I work on nonperturbative formulations of M-theory, the still to be found framework which incorporates all known perturbative string theories. Partial progress in the construction of M-theory was achieved in work of my collaborators and myself in 1996, and describes the theory in terms of quantum systems whose variables are matrices. I have recently been working on the relation between the cosmological constant and supersymmetry breaking. I made a new proposal connecting the two which has profound implications both for the fundamental principles of the theory and for low energy supersymmetric phenomenology.

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Revised December 15, 2000